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In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.
Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Obama: Cheap gasoline prices drove oil tax decision

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The proposal faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led Congress, which has repeatedly pushed back against the president’s climate change initiatives.
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End in sight to EU-China solar spat

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Broad outlines agreed for possible settlement to trade dispute over solar panels, Europe’s trade chief said after high-level talks in Beijing
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Dell founder in personal pitch for buyout

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Michael Dell is kicking off a fresh round of campaigning to convince shareholders of the merits of his $24bn buyout ahead of July’s shareholder vote
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China pulls bank system back from brink

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Financial strains are the state’s own making since it still controls the banks, but even if a crisis is improbable, the cash squeeze is unsettling
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Investors pull more money from EM funds

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Emerging market debt-dedicated funds monitored by EPFR saw redemptions of $2.6bn in the week ending June 19 – even before the Fed rattled markets
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M Stanley to complete Smith Barney buyout

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The deal will complete an important phase of James Gorman’s plan to shift the bank away from risky trading towards wealth management
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China steps back from severe cash crunch

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Interbank lending rates remain high despite reports the People’s Bank has provided targeted cash injections to the biggest banks
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Dish abandons efforts to purchase Sprint

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Withdrawal from intense battle for third-biggest US wireless operator clears way for shareholders to approve takeover offer of Japan’s SoftBank
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Equities come under further pressure

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European stocks give back early gains and Wall Street sees fresh jitters as investors fret over the prospect of reduced support from the Federal Reserve
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Drumbeat: June 21, 2013

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One million march across Brazil in biggest protests yet
(Reuters) – An estimated 1 million people took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Thursday as the country’s biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant …
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Putin seeks to revive Russian economy

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President says trans-Siberian railway will be upgraded to become ’artery linking Europe to Asia Pacific’ as Moscow pivots towards China
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Merkel and Putin in ‘looted’ art spat

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Angela Merkel was to use a speech at the opening of an art exhibition to demand return of works taken by the Soviets after the second world war
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Fed decision not timed well, says FOMC member

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James Bullard, St Louis Federal Reserve president, says he wanted to signal more strongly the Fed’s willingness to defend inflation goal
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